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Kentucky Warbler -
(Oporornis formosus)



  • Small songbird
  • Olive green upper parts
  • Bright yellow underside
  • Black forecrown and sides of throat
  • Yellow spectacles
  • Short tail
  • No wingbars or other markings
  • Facial markings on female duller than male
  • 5.5" (14 cm.)


  • Forests with heavy undergrowth

Additional Information

  • Uncommon migrant and summer resident
  • Wisconsin threatened species
  • More common in southern US
  • Named for the state where first discovered
  • Nests on or near the ground
  • KVR Breeding bird --found in a few
         places in the large forest blocks

Comparable Species

Kentucky Warbler close up


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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